Top 6: must-attend Art Deco events

Heading to the Art Deco Festival this month? If you're wondering which events to go to, we've got you covered. Here are six events that you will want to tick off your Deco bucket list. 

Festival Opera - La Traviata

Indulge in a night of opera, watching the story of Parisian courtesan and prized beauty, Violetta Valery, unfold.  Yet again, Festival Opera will be presenting a stellar and international cast and showcasing young talent - you won't want to miss it.

12, 16 Feb 7.00pm. 14 Feb, 5.00pm, 18 Feb, 2.00pm. Napier Municipal Theatre, Tennyson Street, Napier. Tickets from $55

This is Not a Valentines Party

Escape all the usual schmaltzy stuff and do something a bit different on Valentine’s day. Guaranteed to be a hilarious evening of music, comedy and fun, you can expect the menu to be anything but romantic - it's going to be messy, delicious and something you would never eat on a date.

Thurs 14 Feb, 6.30pm. The Old Church Restaurant 199 Meeanee Rd, Napier. Tickets $125

Fashionably Lunching

One of the highlights of this years fashion focus is Fashionably Lunching, a luncheon that is all about looking and feeling glamourous. Guests will enjoy bubbles, a light lunch and receive first-hand tips and tricks from top fashion, style and Art Deco experts. It's set to be an afternoon of enjoying wine, entertainment and seeing some of the best the Festival has on offer.

Fri 15 Feb, 12.00pm. Festival Marquee, Lower Lawn, Marine Parade, Napier. Tickets $85

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Miss Jean Batten

Making their Art Deco Festival debut is award-winning theatre company, Flaxworks, with their phenomenal production 'MISS JEAN BATTEN,' one of New Zealand's bravest and most enigmatic pioneers. Jean Batten: an adventurer, an aviator and a woman who fought against the odds to secure her place in history.

Fri 15 & Sat 16 Feb, 5.00pm. Century Theatre, MTG Hawke’s Bay, Napier. Tickets $40

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Not Too Serious Sing-Along

Start warming up your vocal chords for a fun sing-along paired with an old fashioned dinner and pudding. Entertainers will lead you with songs from Gershwin, Berlin, Porter, and Rodgers with all song sheets provided. A ‘De Lovely’ evening of food, laughter and song.

Sat 16 Feb, 7.00pm. Memorial Square, Napier. Tickets $85

New Zealand Male Choir

After rave reviews in 2018, the New Zealand Male Choir are back! Spend an afternoon enjoying Art Deco and choral classics, lead by renowned musical director Joe Christensen in Hawke’s Bay's finest choral acoustic venue, the Waiapu Cathedral of St John.

Sat 16 Feb 4.00pm. Waiapu Cathedral of St John, Browning St, Napier. Tickets $30


Check out the full events line up here and book your tickets!



You've got your tickets, now it's time to dress the part. Check out our 'Dressing Deco' guide here